Why have I decided to add bernedoodles to my breeding program? After 18 years of having only goldendoodles I thought it might be time to add another breed that could add lots of variations on coat color and patterns. I did a lot of research to find a breed that was very similar in personality and traits to my beloved golden retrievers….
Hence, the Bernese Mountain Dog. According to AKC (American Kennel Club) “the Bernese Mountain Dog is one of four mountain-dog breeds who were long at home in the canton of Bern, a vast agricultural region vital to the dairy production required for two of Switzerland’s most profitable exports: chocolate and cheese. Berners earned their keep by droving cattle, guarding farmyards from predators, and serving as gentle companions when the hard work of the day was done. Perhaps their greatest claim to working-dog fame is their ability to pull many times their own weight as drafting dogs, with their broad and muscular hindquarters generating immense strength. The Bernese Mountain Dog is strikingly beautiful and blessed with a sweet, affectionate nature. ‘Berners’ are generally placid but are always up for a romp with their owners, whom they live to please. Their thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The distinctive markings on the coat and face are breed hallmarks and combined with the intelligent gleam in the dark eyes, add to the Berner’s aura of majestic nobility. Berners get along with the entire family and are particularly gentle with children, other animals in the household but often become more attached to one lucky human”.
What is a bernedoodle? It is a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and any size Poodle, of course! The breeding process for having bernedoodles is the same for having goldendoodles. They, too, can be bred for different sizes and the coats can be straight, wavy, or curly.
I hope to have litters of bernedoodles by mid-2022. And I will also be breeding Golden Mountain Doodles that are a product of breeding a goldendoodle to a bernedoodle. These puppies will look and act exactly like goldendoodles or bernedoodles but will now have three (3) different breeds within their genetic make-up; golden retrievers, poodles and bernese mountain dogs.
Currently, I do not have any bernedoodle puppies available. However, until I do have bernedoodles or golden mountain doodles to offer there is a breeder and friend of mine in Michigan (where I bought my bernedoodles and some of my poodles from) that currently has a lot of gorgeous puppies for sale; different sizes, genders, colors and unique markings. I recommend her highly and urge you to give her a call if you want a bernedoodle sooner than I can provide.